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” . IT WAS A MESS. THE INDUSTRY HAS NEVER BEEN MORE vUlNErAblE” “WE WERE HERE dUrING THE blIZZArd Of ‘78.” “PEOPLE NEED RESPECT FOR NATURE AND THE EARTH.ENGAGING THE COMMUNITY “I HAVE BEEN DOING THIS MY WHOLE LIFE.

CAUSES OF SEA LEVEL RISE Land Subsidence Warming Waters Glacial Melting .

EVERETT SOMERVILLE REVERE CAUSES AND PROJECTIONS CHELSEA WINTHROP CAMBRIDGE GLOBAL SEA LEVELS ARE PROJECTED TO RISE 1-2 FEET BY 2050 AND 3-6 FEET BY 2100 flOOdING frOM 6’ Of sEA lEvEl rIsE IN 2100 BOSTON HULL flOOdING frOM 2’ Of sEA lEvEl rIsE IN 2050 MILTON QUINCY .THE RESEARCH.

EVERETT REVERE CHELSEA SOMERVILLE WINTHROP STORM SURGE WILL INCREASE FLOOD IMPACT flOOdING frOM A MAjOr sTOrM IN 2100 CAMBRIDGE flOOdING frOM A MAjOr sTOrM IN 2050 BOSTON HULL MILTON QUINCY .

Boston sEA lEvEl rIsE wIll HAvE A rIpplE EffECT wITHIN ANd bEYONd bOsTON Massachusetts New England .

commerical. and institutional properties at risK oF Flooding $14 bIllION IN prOpErTY vAlUE Is AT rIsK MILTON QUINCY Fore River Shipyard north .EVERETT REVERE Suffolk Downs Mystic Generating Station SOMERVILLE CHELSEA Flooding during a major storm in 2050 PARCELS at RisK Industrial Commercial Institutional WINTHROP CAMBRIDGE MIT Black Falcon Terminal Conley Container Terminal Boston Convention & Exhibition Center BROOKLINE UMass Boston BOSTON HULL industrial.

sHOUld wE sTAY Or sHOUld wE GO? wHAT ArE THE OpTIONs? FOrTIfY (KEEp WATEr OUT) 1 AdApT (LIvE wITH WATEr) 2 RETrEAT (MOvE TO HIGHEr GrOUNd) 3 .

WINTHROP b O st O N harb O r QUINCY CHARLESTOWN BOSTON charles ri V er CAMBRIDGE THIS IS WHERE HIGH TIDE COULD BE DURING A STORM IN 2050 .WE NEEd TO dEsIGN fOr rIsING sEAs AT MUlTIplE sCAlEs.

RETHINKING THE BOSTON HARBOR EDGE Storm Surge Barrier Lowest Cost Shortest Install Time Shortest Install Time Lowest Cost MultiPurpose Levee Lowest Cost Shortest Install Time Raised Bulkhead Living Shoreline Dune Restoration Lowest Cost Shortest Install Time Shortest Install Time Lowest Cost Longest Lifespan Longest Lifespan Longest Lifespan Longest Lifespan Longest Lifespan Highest Storm Surge Protection Highest Sea Level Rise Effectiveness Highest Storm Surge Protection Highest Sea Level Rise Effectiveness Highest Storm Surge Protection Highest Sea Level Rise Effectiveness Highest Storm Surge Protection Highest Sea Level Rise Effectiveness Highest Storm Surge Protection Highest Sea Level Rise Effectiveness .

BUILDING A NEW STANDARD IN BOSTON FLOOD SCENARIO Dry FloodProofing Temporary Floodwall Wet FloodProofing Elevated Building Floating Building Lowest Cost Shortest Install Time Shortest Install Time Lowest Cost Shortest Install Time Lowest Cost Shortest Install Time Lowest Cost Shortest Install Time Lowest Cost Longest Lifespan Longest Lifespan Longest Lifespan Longest Lifespan Longest Lifespan Highest Storm Surge Protection Highest Sea Level Rise Effectiveness Highest Storm Surge Protection Highest Sea Level Rise Effectiveness Highest Storm Surge Protection Highest Sea Level Rise Effectiveness Highest Storm Surge Protection Highest Sea Level Rise Effectiveness Highest Storm Surge Protection Highest Sea Level Rise Effectiveness .

MAKING ROOM FOR WATER IN THE CITY Canal Street Absorbent Street Floodable Park Underground Cistern Lowest Cost Shortest Install Time Longest Lifespan Shortest Install Time Lowest Cost Longest Lifespan Shortest Install Time Lowest Cost Longest Lifespan Shortest Install Time Lowest Cost Longest Lifespan Highest Storm Surge Protection Highest Sea Level Rise Effectiveness Highest Storm Surge Protection Highest Sea Level Rise Effectiveness Highest Storm Surge Protection Highest Sea Level Rise Effectiveness Highest Storm Surge Protection Highest Sea Level Rise Effectiveness .

SO SHOULD OUR PLANS BriNg multiple ageNcies aNd cities tOgether COmpleX issues aNd lONg time frames ENhaNced cOllabOratiON aNd cOOrdiNatiON.SEA lEvEl rIsE CROSSES POLITICAL BOUNDARIES. the WhOle is mOre thaN the sum Of the parts REASONS TO THINK rEGIONAllY BrOadeNed public participatiON iN KeY decisiONs RegiONal impacts COst effectiVeNess Watershed aNd laNdscape issues crOss citY bOuNdaries .

HOUSING.WHAT SHOULD THE NEXT GENERATION OF PLANNING LOOK LIKE IN THE BOSTON REGION? BOSTON’S CURRENT REGIONAL PLAN: BROAD FOCUS ON GROWTH. AND THE ENVIRONMENT SUSTAINABILITY DECISIONS MADE DURING PLANNING PROCESS 20 Year time frame A PLAN THAT ADDRESSES SEA LEVEL RISE SHOULD INCLUDE: FOCUS ON RESILIENCE IN THE FACE OF RISING SEA LEVELS AND CLIMATE CHANGE RESILIENCE ADAPTIVE. JOBS. ABILITY TO CHANGE BASED ON CONTEMPORARY CONSIDERATIONS 75+ YEAR TIME FRAME BASED ON SEA LEVEL RISE PROJECTIONS THE TIME TO BE PROACTIVE IS NOW... TRANSPORTATION. .